It’s no secret that Magento on the wrong server setup can make response times feel like you’re back in dial-up days of yore. So I found this Magento hosting case study from Stackable quite intriguing.
Listen Technologies was running Magento on a shared hosting setup, but not very well:
Magento just didn’t work very well on a shared platform. We saw a lot of delays, time outs, and error messages when we made adjustments to the database. Things just weren’t working.
After switching to a Stackable 1G container, here’s what happened:
Out of the box, Stackable improved our load times dramatically—from about 36 seconds to 1 second. It was amazing. Once we got on it and started testing it, all of the issues we were having before were immediately gone. I really like the interface and the flexibility of changing and modifying on the fly without having to call anyone. I mean…it’s a great platform at a much better rate.
Stackable’s scalable containers and daily pricing based on usage might make it a really attractive option for Magento retailers. (Note: Elias has a test account with Stackable, but we haven’t had an opportunity to try it out ourselves yet.)